Closure Notice

The University has a great responsibility to its students, faculty and staff when considering the return to full operations. We are ready and eager to provide the UVA community with fitness and recreational opportunities once the University is able to return to comprehensive operations safely and effectively. We are privileged to support this University and we believe in its greater mission. We're all in this together! If you have questions, please reach out to

When we initially open, we will start with the fitness area at the AFC and the pool at NGRC. The hours and experience will be modified to ensure safety for students, members and staff. We will announce opening details as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please try some virtual programs.

Class of 2024! Get oriented to on-Grounds recreation opportunities.

UVA Challenge Course at UVA

Trust is Essential for People

Our team building programs will develop your group into a high functioning team.

Outdoor Adventure Challenge Course

Trust is an essential human need. You have to trust your partner, your team and yourself. Test your limits and build a stronger team at Outdoor Adventure Challenge Course. 


Help your team build trust while solving problems together. Teams bond together while improving their communication through teamwork. You'll laugh a lot together as you break down barriers. Each person's experience is a little different as you work together identifying each other's strengths.

Custom Programs

Our trained facilitators will customize a program to meet your needs and give everyone a fun and memorable experience. Depending on the goals for your team, we will build a program using both ground-level, team building activities which consists of both physical and cognitive challenges combined with our high-rope elements which challenge you physically and mentally. Your custom program will accommodate your team's physical abilities and comfort levels.

Programs are typically half-day lasting up to 4 hours or full-day programs lasting up to 8 hours. We can also organize indoor program options at one of our recreational facilities or even travel to you.


The challenge course is in a secluded wooded sanctuary on Grounds. The challenge course contains dozens of team building activities at ground level and six high ropes elements.

How to Book

Program pricing depends on your affiliation with the University, the types and length of activities. To discuss your needs and check for availability please email or call the Intramural-Recreational Sports business office at 434-924-3791. To expedite the booking process, please complete the following online Program Request Form.

Program Request Form